12 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

12 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Darwin
— 4 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights

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Darwin

Darwin ©

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Attractions like Mindil Beach and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 24th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and make a splash at Big Buoy Water Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin road trip app.

Mount Isa to Darwin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mount Isa to Darwin, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mount Isa in September since evenings lows in Darwin dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Bring the kids along to Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, surround yourself with nature on Yellow Water Cruises, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water Cruises ©
Yellow Water Cruises
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, appreciate the history behind John McDouall Stuart, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip maker app.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Alice Springs by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill